The Goat Of the Year Competition & RULES

The ‘Goat of The Year’ competition was announced in ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’ in December 2017. The aim of the competition is to hopefully increase show entries throughout the country by encouraging exhibitors to consider entering more shows, promoting our club further and adding another focus to the show season.

This year (2023), the committee has decided to make a small change to The Goat of the Year Rules. We had agreed from the outset that it may be necessary to make alterations to the rules from time to time according to overall fairness and reasonable application. Therefore, the rules for the forthcoming show season will be as follows:

Shows with less than 45 entries forward, Best in Show will receive 20 points, Reserve Best in Show, 10 points. The same will be awarded for Best Pet and Reserve Best Pet, unless the total entries forward in all three pet classes is 5 or less, if this is the case, Best Pet will receive 5 points and Reserve Best Pet will receive 2 points.

Shows with 45 to 89 entries forward: Best in Show will receive 30 points, Reserve Best in Show 20 points. Again, the same for Best and Reserve Pet.

Finally, shows with 90 or over entries forward: Best in Show will receive 40 points and Reserve Best in Show 30 points, the same for Best and Reserve Pet.

We will again be running a Junior Handler of the Year Competition, whereby, 20 points will be awarded for first place and 10 points for second.

At the end of the show season, trophies will be awarded to Best Male of the Year, Best Female of the Year, Best Pet of the Year and Junior Handler, all worked out on the highest number of accrued points. In the place of a tie, class positions throughout the year will be taken into account.

Once again, the presentation of the awards will follow next year’s AGM,

Tracey Cater, Chair